OriginThe elevation of the hockey stick and the whole global warming thing to iconic status makes it a giant with feet of clay – poorly founded and ready to crumble. Time to do some digging…
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I’ve just finished reading an extended article from Thursday’s Guardian. It describes how guidelines on low-fat diets arose and explains how they have been rigorously defended to the exclusion of other theories – to the detriment of health, science and some careers. I was struck by … Continue reading
How would you present climate change from a sceptical viewpoint to a lay audience in a 20 minute talk? That’s what a friend has volunteered to do and recently asked for my help. In particular, could I provide some illustrations? The … Continue reading
For a bit of fun on a wet Saturday, some music on unexpected instruments – songs as you’ve not heard them before, starting with an excellent version of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal – on a barrel organ. Next up New … Continue reading
Update – March 2016 – For Brussels
Back in the late 80’s I fell in love with a recording of Latin American harp music. It has taken me more than twenty-five years to discover its identity. Today I am very happy to say I’ve found it.
Whether they’re wet (river deltas, tidal channels) or dry (desert, erosion), I never cease to be fascinated by these images. The first two even have ‘leaves’ and are especially beautiful:
Here’s an odd thing. Having experienced such cold weather on holiday in July, I went to take a look at the Met Office maps and graphs, and the UK mean temperature map for July 2015 was a bit of a … Continue reading
Is it really more than 3 months since I last posted something? I can easily believe it. What excuse would you like me to make? I have many, but thankfully this time I’ve no reason to blame a black dog … Continue reading
Found at Bishop Hill and reposted here so I can find it again.